This is the basic background of the story and I'm not giving away any details by telling you this. Walter Demming wanted to be a nobody and on nobody's radar. But stuck with the kids for 50 days underground has turned him into a fearless leader for the children. He trains them on blocking the doorway so no one can get in - for when the FBI breaks them out. He tells the children to not clear the blockage until he says it is OK or if the FBI show up. They train on this maneuver until they can do it in the dark without thinking. He also tells a story to the kids on a daily basis that keeps them focused and interested in the story rather than on their fears of being kidnapped.
Molly Cates is the intrepid reporter who had interviewed Samuel Mordecai a few years previously. She becomes an expert on Mordecai that the FBI soon learn to rely on. This book takes place during the last few days before Mordecai plans to kill the kids and the bus-driver and it is a race for Molly and the FBI to save them.
This book was an easy read - no thinking required! And it moved very quickly - and definitely kept you reading. If it were a book that made you think, I would have given it a higher rating. If you are looking for a book that you can just plow into and enjoy the ride - then I'd give it a 10.
Rating: 8 / 10
Edition: 1st Edition